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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by TOPCRUISE(m): 9:30am On Jan 15, 2019
those that exchange sensitive infos and details like nudes, private gossips, bank and financial passwords are slowly finishing themselves
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by olawale780: 9:40am On Jan 15, 2019
abdulazeez1002:
Gb WhatsApp till I die
watin the Op no know b say everybody could be security compromised. The only way to be safe only is never to come online. They can still hack your official whatsapp anyway.

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by olawale780: 9:42am On Jan 15, 2019
erico2k2:

Let my ask you a simple question,when do you think wassap included end to end encryption to thier service and why?
and u want make e know d answer? U no try ooo grin grin
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Bimpe29: 9:42am On Jan 15, 2019
I'm just hearing of GB Whatsapp now. How is it different from the official WhatsApp and what are its advantages?
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by olawale780: 9:45am On Jan 15, 2019
Flintstone06:
You ended up saying nothing...

Do I work with CBN or am I the head of NSA?

GBwhatsapp is bae... The Facebook you use has privacy issues.. Infact any app can be hacked.

�Gbwhatsapp�
even official and GB could be hacked. So why disturbing ur self. Nothing is safe when it comes to Internet. Hacker will surely break in if they want to

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Jayson504(m): 9:54am On Jan 15, 2019
GB WhatsApp for life!!
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by DeOTR: 9:57am On Jan 15, 2019
If you review the permissions you're giving this app, you'll understand exactly what the OP is all about.
You shouldn't download an unofficial app that reads your phone status and identity, reads your contacts, sends and receive SMS, modify or delete contents of your SD card, and reads your precise location.
If the developers includes Key logger in the source code, that means they know exactly everything you do on the phone...your passwords and your card details if you do mobile banking. Since they already have the permission to send and receive your SMS, there's nothing else stopping them from sweeping your bank account.
It's better to always use safe and official appso, so that when privacy issues arise, you know who to hold and at least, maybe get compensated.
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by bedfordng(m): 10:01am On Jan 15, 2019
hmmm
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by DeOTR: 10:01am On Jan 15, 2019
olawale780:
even official and GB could be hacked. So why disturbing ur self. Nothing is safe when it comes to Internet. Hacker will surely break in if they want to
What they're talking about is that the developers themselves might be the hackers here, not the third party.
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Liverpoolfc(m): 10:01am On Jan 15, 2019
you have succeeded in advertising GB whatsapp. I have never heard of it. Believe, more than 30%of people that will read this will test it.I am going to test it now.

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Femziecarlos(m): 10:03am On Jan 15, 2019
Pearlyakin:
Broda femi, e gbagbe ooo Uncle Buhari need la ti pada si Daura oo
"In Woli Agba voice" E fi Buhari sile Moni e fi Buhari sile
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Hadayholu: 10:07am On Jan 15, 2019
d tin ave observed so far is dat u only argue wat u know. Alot of people go around with wat dey heard from some1 wic is wrong. verify ur info first. First off, any app is hackable gb whatsapp is a great app u can eida accept it or leave it. If security is wat u re looking for den use telegram coz both gb nd official whatsapp ave d same back door. Gbwhatsapp is nt for every1, itz for people interested in flexibilty nt necessarily customization. So pls stop goin around saying dey ban people nd all dat shit without actually seeing it. Dey dnt, dey won't nd cannot ban u for using gbwhatsapp

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Favbolu(m): 10:09am On Jan 15, 2019
PotatoSalad:

A Proud Fool. I'm shook shocked
Like your father
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by PotatoSalad(m): 10:13am On Jan 15, 2019
Favbolu:

Like your father
A Very Proud Fool. Come collect certificate of excellence.
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by kamaldin(m): 10:13am On Jan 15, 2019
Story for the Gods. You can only condemn the App if you don't know what you are using
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Trippledee(m): 10:20am On Jan 15, 2019
Lol! I dey use three WhatsApp on my phone.
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by peesleem(m): 10:26am On Jan 15, 2019
Olulinks:

Thanks. I was using the scam sh*t before o and I was trying to update it but it was difficult till it got expired. Since then I have been kicked out of the sham. Thank God I never went back to that route. I'm wiser. I'm freer.
That means you don't know how to update it.
So no qualm coz nobody force anyone to use it or not, just bear it in mind that no privacy on internet be it clone or official
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by thegrinch(m): 10:32am On Jan 15, 2019
NaijaTechGuy:
@NaijaTechGuy

GB WhatsApp is the popular modified version of WhatsApp that many people tend to use these days because it offers more features than the Official WhatsApp application. You may be wondering why you should stop using GB Whatsapp in 2019 , well I’ll be explaining that in this post.



Let’s assume that close to where you live there are hungry wolves in the forest. Not that you’ve personally seen them when you’ve gone into the woods, but you’ve constantly heard them howl at night, and also heard stories of people being killed by them. There are safe paths, with some guards, that go through the woods.

The wolves rarely go through these paths, then there are those that are less sure and may have a lot of wolves. Which do you choose?

GBWhatsApp is not “safer” than the official product and that means there is risk. What type of risk?

There is no Privacy for one and as such you won’t find GB Whatsapp in the Google Play Store because it didn’t pass the security tests and also because it’s a clone app. I know we all love customization but how would you feel if you wake up one day and see that all your conversations have been posted somewhere online?

Also, if you use any other app for using Whatsapp other than the official app, there is a high chance that your security will be compromised. Whatsapp uses end to end encryption, i.e the sender and receiver can only read the messages because only they have the key. There have been unverified reports about the developers of the app adding malicious codes to the app and also there’s a high chance they’re gathering your data without you even knowing.

Now there are basic things the developers could have added to this –

1.A KeyLogger – so that everything you type will be stored in their server.
2.With banks starting to have transaction support on whatsapp they may keep track of your online transactions via your phone and they may copy those keystrokes of your data to clone your card.
3.Anything you send or receive will definitely not have end to end encryption like the original WhatsApp, and developer can receive the private data including image and videos.
4.They have access to read your SMS, they can receive the OTP as well.
5. Your memory card access is also there, so you definitely don’t have any privacy on that device at all




Also come to think of it , Just think about this –

Why does any developer put his/her continuous effort to develop an unofficial modified version of WhatsApp violating all of the copyright policies of the official application?

Why would anyone give you all those awesome looking features for free?


If he/she wanted to put his time and effort to build a separate new messaging platform like whatsapp with a lot of extra features and customization along with personalization options he/she easily could do that which of course eventually might have the potential to be one of the most downloaded and one of the most popular user friendly messaging applications in the world/

Nobody does something like that without any thing in mind so in this case, as no one knows the source code, there is a huge possibility that the privacy of users are being compromised every single moment. There is never something totally free without something behind it.

Immediately you install GB Whatsapp, you have already given the developer permission to access more or less each and every data of your smartphone, along with lot of sensitive information.

There is totally no assurance that the developer is not continuously spying on the daily activities you usually do with your smartphone. The day he decides to mess with the data he can easily do that because the users already gave him permission to,

I still agree that GB whatsapp still provides a lot of extra useful features but is it worth exchanging your entire online privacy and data including your contacts info, personal chats, messages, voice notes, gallery, camera, GPS locations, account information, call history just for the sake of using a single unofficial application.




Finally I need you to understand this

Whatsapp is not an open-source platform – This means that nobody can just simply copy and paste the code by making a few changes and launch it as a separate product. Such apps are cloned and might steal your information by adding some extra few extra lines of code.

You’ll soon get banned – Some of my friends have reported to me that their account has been banned by official Whatsapp for using some of these apps. WhatsApp is also going to try to implement ads on their platform this year as a way to generate revenue and the developers of these cloned apps may try to stop these ads from working on their own modded versions and the only way Whatsapp can successfully run their ad platform without any glitches might be banning these other cloned apps and its users.

Be it GBWhatsApp , YoWhatsApp , APCWhatsApp , PDPWhatsapp or any unofficial Whatsapp app stay away from it.

https://www.naijatechguy.com/2019/01/why-you-should-stop-using-gb-whatsapp.html

this reads just like your typical Nollywood movie: too much fluff, and very little essence. Na by force to write?
You now flog one point (The App is insecure) so tey, you right 15 foolscap sheets... Na wah O!

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by RuggedSniper: 10:55am On Jan 15, 2019
NaijaTechGuy:
@NaijaTechGuy

GB WhatsApp is the popular modified version of WhatsApp that many people tend to use these days because it offers more features than the Official WhatsApp application. You may be wondering why you should stop using GB Whatsapp in 2019 , well I’ll be explaining that in this post.



Let’s assume that close to where you live there are hungry wolves in the forest. Not that you’ve personally seen them when you’ve gone into the woods, but you’ve constantly heard them howl at night, and also heard stories of people being killed by them. There are safe paths, with some guards, that go through the woods.

The wolves rarely go through these paths, then there are those that are less sure and may have a lot of wolves. Which do you choose?

GBWhatsApp is not “safer” than the official product and that means there is risk. What type of risk?

There is no Privacy for one and as such you won’t find GB Whatsapp in the Google Play Store because it didn’t pass the security tests and also because it’s a clone app. I know we all love customization but how would you feel if you wake up one day and see that all your conversations have been posted somewhere online?

Also, if you use any other app for using Whatsapp other than the official app, there is a high chance that your security will be compromised. Whatsapp uses end to end encryption, i.e the sender and receiver can only read the messages because only they have the key. There have been unverified reports about the developers of the app adding malicious codes to the app and also there’s a high chance they’re gathering your data without you even knowing.

Now there are basic things the developers could have added to this –

1.A KeyLogger – so that everything you type will be stored in their server.
2.With banks starting to have transaction support on whatsapp they may keep track of your online transactions via your phone and they may copy those keystrokes of your data to clone your card.
3.Anything you send or receive will definitely not have end to end encryption like the original WhatsApp, and developer can receive the private data including image and videos.
4.They have access to read your SMS, they can receive the OTP as well.
5. Your memory card access is also there, so you definitely don’t have any privacy on that device at all




Also come to think of it , Just think about this –

Why does any developer put his/her continuous effort to develop an unofficial modified version of WhatsApp violating all of the copyright policies of the official application?

Why would anyone give you all those awesome looking features for free?


If he/she wanted to put his time and effort to build a separate new messaging platform like whatsapp with a lot of extra features and customization along with personalization options he/she easily could do that which of course eventually might have the potential to be one of the most downloaded and one of the most popular user friendly messaging applications in the world/

Nobody does something like that without any thing in mind so in this case, as no one knows the source code, there is a huge possibility that the privacy of users are being compromised every single moment. There is never something totally free without something behind it.

Immediately you install GB Whatsapp, you have already given the developer permission to access more or less each and every data of your smartphone, along with lot of sensitive information.

There is totally no assurance that the developer is not continuously spying on the daily activities you usually do with your smartphone. The day he decides to mess with the data he can easily do that because the users already gave him permission to,

I still agree that GB whatsapp still provides a lot of extra useful features but is it worth exchanging your entire online privacy and data including your contacts info, personal chats, messages, voice notes, gallery, camera, GPS locations, account information, call history just for the sake of using a single unofficial application.




Finally I need you to understand this

Whatsapp is not an open-source platform – This means that nobody can just simply copy and paste the code by making a few changes and launch it as a separate product. Such apps are cloned and might steal your information by adding some extra few extra lines of code.

You’ll soon get banned – Some of my friends have reported to me that their account has been banned by official Whatsapp for using some of these apps. WhatsApp is also going to try to implement ads on their platform this year as a way to generate revenue and the developers of these cloned apps may try to stop these ads from working on their own modded versions and the only way Whatsapp can successfully run their ad platform without any glitches might be banning these other cloned apps and its users.

Be it GBWhatsApp , YoWhatsApp , APCWhatsApp , PDPWhatsapp or any unofficial Whatsapp app stay away from it.

https://www.naijatechguy.com/2019/01/why-you-should-stop-using-gb-whatsapp.html
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by kvngjesse(m): 11:03am On Jan 15, 2019
Lol
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Birdeyeview: 11:25am On Jan 15, 2019
Exwizard:
Those who cut tissue paper without following the dotted line, what is your problem??!
who get time to deydo all those one...blike say hot sheet never hold you na why
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by olawale780: 11:38am On Jan 15, 2019
DeOTR:

What they're talking about is that the developers themselves might be the hackers here, not the third party.
and they will hack over 5 million users account ba? No be everybody dat do something free wn harm u, hackers may backdoor d app but most developers do not have time for that.
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by holluphemydavid(m): 11:54am On Jan 15, 2019
NaijaTechGuy:

Turn off your read receipts
Is Dat all? Tanks
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by stephinnoyewole(m): 12:17pm On Jan 15, 2019
No GB
No Whatsapp
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Slynation(m): 12:29pm On Jan 15, 2019
[quote author=abdulazeez1002 post=74773686]Gb WhatsApp till I die[/quote You said it all......!! Na that one concern OP

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Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Slynation(m): 12:40pm On Jan 15, 2019
Bimpe29:
I'm just hearing of GB Whatsapp now. How is it different from the official WhatsApp and what are its advantages?
it's actually nice... unlimited themes to choose from, u can actually upload a video upto 11mins at a go,but only people using GBwhatsapp can see it, the rest will see just 30secs as usual, immediately pops out the name of a user once they come online, same thing applicable to viewing of status, and many more
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by erico2k2(m): 12:41pm On Jan 15, 2019
olawale780:
and u want make e know d answer? U no try ooo grin grin
I bet you do not know. Unwanted betcos if you and the lot do nobody will see this as news. This needs app would take be talked about like this.
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Bimpe29: 2:11pm On Jan 15, 2019
Thanks. Waoooo this is beautiful, is just that it leaves one more vulnerable as reported.
Slynation:

it's actually nice... unlimited themes to choose from, u can actually upload a video upto 11mins at a go,but only people using GBwhatsapp can see it, the rest will see just 30secs as usual, immediately pops out the name of a user once they come online, same thing applicable to viewing of status, and many more
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Bimpe29: 2:12pm On Jan 15, 2019
Thanks. Waoooo this is beautiful, is just that it leaves one more vulnerable as reported.
Slynation:

it's actually nice... unlimited themes to choose from, u can actually upload a video upto 11mins at a go,but only people using GBwhatsapp can see it, the rest will see just 30secs as usual, immediately pops out the name of a user once they come online, same thing applicable to viewing of status, and many more
Re: Dangers Of GB Whatsapp And Why You Should Completely Stop Using It by Slynation(m): 2:42pm On Jan 15, 2019
Bimpe29:

Thanks. Waoooo this is beautiful, is just that it leaves one more vulnerable as reported.
Lol...Ask urself Vulnerable to what?? Na naija we de oO!! nothing de happen
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